Cover your eyes, Alabama fans. The Crimson Tide has a big game against Southern Cal on Saturday night, and negative thoughts are not welcome.
It’d be hard for anyone in the state of Alabama to have witnessed the following play in the Oklahoma-Houston game on Saturday and not think back to the infamous 2013 Iron Bowl.
KICK SIX pic.twitter.com/VYSpCSHD1D
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 3, 2016
Houston retrieved a missed 53-yard field goal attempt by the Sooners’ Austin Seibert and took it the distance for a touchdown in a Saturday afternoon opener between a pair of top 15 teams.
It looked eerily similar to former Auburn defensive back Chris Davis’ game-winning return in the 2013 Iron Bowl, which is now known simply as “Kick Six” in the state of Alabama.
Predictably, the Internet responded immediately drawing comparisons between the two plays:
I'm sure that back in Tuscaloosa, everyone who watched that just screamed "Wow!!! Awesome!!!!" and then went outside and threw up.
— Cecil Hurt (@CecilHurt) September 3, 2016
All the Oklahoma guys sat and watched the kick. Oops. These things have a habit of derailing championship runs.
— Christopher Walsh (@WritingWalsh) September 3, 2016
I wonder where Houston got the idea to stick a man in the back field just in case the other team missed the FG ?
— Allie Davison (@Allie_Davison) September 3, 2016
Tom Herman just kick-sixed Stoops. Houston had a blocking scheme set up for that too. Understatement: Houston is well coached.
— Chris B. Brown (@smartfootball) September 3, 2016
As we learned from the Kick Six, a field goal team is not designed to cover a kick return.
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) September 3, 2016